Lead by example.
Take courses at a community college or spice up family meals with culinary lessons—and let your kids see how fun it is to learn something new. You, as a parent, are instrumental in forming your kid’s ideas about, well, everything!
“School is our children's first taste at acquiring a point of view,” says Dr. Cheryl Wu, a Manhattan pediatrician. “If we put in the effort and the elbow grease to help our children succeed at school, with an optimistic and cheery attitude, our children will become enthusiastic at school.”